Definitions for: Dynamic


[n] an efficient incentive; "they hoped it would act as a spiritual dynamic on all churches"
[adj] (grammar) expressing action rather than a state of being; used of verbs (e.g. `to run') and participial adjectives (e.g. `running' in `running water')
[adj] characterized by action or forcefulness or force of personality; "a dynamic market"; "a dynamic speaker"; "the dynamic president of the firm"
[adj] (physics) of or relating to dynamics



Webster (1913) Definition: Dy*nam"ic, Dynamical Dy*nam"ic*al, a. [Gr. ?
powerful, fr. ? power, fr. ? to be able; cf. L. durus hard,
E. dure: cf. F. dynamique.]
1. Of or pertaining to dynamics; belonging to energy or
power; characterized by energy or production of force.

Science, as well as history, has its past to show,
-- a past indeed, much larger; but its immensity is
dynamic, not divine. --J.
Martineau.

The vowel is produced by phonetic, not by dynamic,
causes. --J. Peile.

2. Relating to physical forces, effects, or laws; as,
dynamical geology.

As natural science has become more dynamic, so has
history. --Prof. Shedd.

Dynamical electricity. See under Electricity.

Synonyms: active, can-do, changing, driving, dynamical, energising, energizing, ever-changing, high-energy, high-octane, high-power, high-powered, high-voltage, impulsive, kinetic, moral force, projectile, propellant, propellent, propelling, propulsive, renascent, resurgent, self-propelled, self-propelling, slashing

Antonyms: adynamic, stative, undynamic

See Also: energetic, incentive, inducement, motivator

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